Lebanon appoints Georgetown Justice Hailston as visiting justice

Lebanon town board members appointed Georgetown Justice Ronald Hailston to be the town's Visiting Justice for 2010, pending approval of the Town of Georgetown Town Board, and also agreed to advertise for the Code Enforcement Officer position as well as to seek applicants for the town Assessment Board of Review and Planning Board appointments.

Justice Hailston has agreed to serve as the Visiting Justice after Justice-elect Kate Eaves withdrew from the post due to relocating outside of the township. Justice Hailston has served as Visiting Justice in prior years when there was a vacancy and will serve for all of 2010, pending approval by the Georgetown town board. Current Justice Susan Currier Palmer did not seek re-election. A special election for Justice will be held in November of 2010.

Town officials also decided to advertise for applicants for the part-time Code Enforcement Officer appointment for 2010 but invited current CEO Jamie Foster to apply for the position. Town officials said they would seek to reappoint Gloria DeLee Dog Control Officer.

Town officials are seeking two candidates to fill vacancies on the Assessment Board of Review. Former member Ada Symonds has resigned her position this past fall and John Mayer resigned his position last spring. Candidates are encouraged to send letters of interest to Town Supervisor, Town of Lebanon, 1210 Bradley Brook Road, Earlville, N.Y. 13332

Town officials also agreed to advertise for an upcoming planning board appointment. Carolyn Hartshorn, who just turned 90 last month and is viewed as the embodiment of living history in Lebanon, is up for re-appointment but has indicated she will not seek to be re-appointed. Town board members agreed to invite applications from all interested parties in keeping with past town policy on appointments.

In other town board business, board members:

- Approved a Bond Anticipation Note of approximately $40,500 with NBT Bank NA at the low bid interest rate of 1.9 percent for 2010 to complete the last payment on a 2008 Stadium International Heavy Duty Truck.

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